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  ABC    ABC7 News 1100AM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    February 26, 2013
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>> the man said he was on board with a woman and two children and the boat was taking on water but no one has come forward to report anyone missing or identify the family. the coast guard has not found any wreckers of a sailboat -- any records of a sailboat by the name. the coordinator responded to questions whether there call was a fake. >> we are not investigating it directly as a hoax but i will say we are pursuing every avenue and it certainly is a possibility. >> the case has similarities to two hoaxes last year in texas and new jersey. in both, authorities got a radio call of disstress, and they turned out to be fake calls. the coast guard commander here says they will continue to treat this call as a legitimate call unless proven otherwise. >> from our perspective it doesn't matter whether it is a hoax or a search. we approach every search as if it is our own children. >> they say they will continue
to investigate they have internet hundreds of thousands dollars on this search and they say they have put their certain and rescue crews live at risk if this does town out to be a hoax it will be very disappointing. new information about a bay area couple missing in south america. peru police say it is possible jamie neal and garrett hand might have gotten on a boat to ecuador not on their original itinerary. surveillance video shows the couple on a bus to lima peru, january 26. that is about the same time the communication on facebook and with friends stopped along with their bank activity. jamie neal's sister says she has never gone this long without talking to her sister. >> i have this nasty gut feeling that something is wrong. i want someone to find my sister
>> the couple was on a bicycle tour when they disappeared. the state department has issued a kidnapping wanting to american travelers. at least two bay area high schools are also canceling trips to peru. >> oakland police arrested at least two people and recovered several guns when a stand off ended early this morning. you can see where the stand off took place at 8 8th avenue and 18th street. it ended after 11 hours when a swat team served a search warrant at 3:00 a.m. the trouble began yesterday afternoon when police saw a shooting but no one was hurt. their investigation led officers to the homes on 8 8th avenue. the f.b.i. and alameda sheriff helped. san jose politician are -- police are asking for help for a hit-and-run driver who left a woman to die at 1:00 o'clock this morning. cornell this is a tough case. >> it is. police reaching out to the
public for any information on this case today. behind me, red spray paint, left behind, where a woman was struck, killed, here on monterey road by a driver who did not stop. the victim was possibly homeless. it happened at 1:00 o'clock a.m. police say the woman was crossing. when she was hit by a car going south on monterey. the driver kept going. she die add short time later. a witness saw the accident from afar and called 9-1-1 and police have talked to that person and from the debris left behind have been able to tell what type of car was possibly involved in the hit-and-run accident. >> from the debris we narrowed to a honda that coincided with the information provided by the witness as far as smaller, darker-colored vehicle similar to what we assume will be a honda accord. (inaudible).
>> the man has a restaurant across the street and he says this road is more like a busy highway with drivers going too fast. again, the car police are looking for is possibly a black honda accord with extensive front end damage. police are still trying to identify the woman who lost her life here. if you have any information call the san jose police. san francisco police are now offering a $10,000 reward for information in a cold case, the 2005 fatal shooting of a nasa engineer in the city on the eighth anniversary of the death of 29-year-old who was slot and killed in the 100 block of velmar terrace of 2005 in february in a packed car. he was married with two children and worked as an engineer as nasa's research center in mountain view. investigators are encouraging
witnesses or anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. lag on to our website at and look under "see it on tv." a poll found growing support for gun control among california voters, especially among women. a field poll released find 61 percent of state voters think it is more important to control firearms than to protect the right of gun owners. it is the biggest margin since the question was first asked in 1999. a majority of those in california oppose letting teachers carry concealed weapons in schools. female voters favoring taxing ammunition, outlawing large capacity clips, and banning rifles with detachable magazines. >> residents of san francisco's sunset district listened a short time ago who will be their new voice at city city hall. katie tang has been appointed to be the assessor, and the 29 year
old has been an aide to him for five years. both tang and chu will be sworn in tomorrow. >> new this morning, hewlett-packard c.e.o. is among dozens of prominent republicans throwing their support behind a fight to overturn california's proposition 8 which beens same-sex marriage. "new york times" reports whitman and others have signed a legal brief headed to the supreme court that argues gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. other prominent republicans who signed the brief include former presidential candidate jon huntsman, and former new jersey governor and former massachusetts governors. the supreme court will hear arguments on if it is constitutional. a balloon accident kills more than a dozen tourists and a san francisco man was near the scene. your chance to buy a piece of california history. gold coins that made a san rafael teacher a rich man are
going on the auction
>> in egypt the death toll from a hot air balloon crash has risen to 19. a british tourist and the pilot are the only survivors. they jumped before it exploded near luxor, one of the worst tourism accidents in history. san francisco photographer says he was in another hot air balloon when it happened.
>> we heard a loud explosion, looked behind and saw a lot of explosion coming from a balloon. >> we were close to the ground and in luxor they burn the sugarcane so we thought it was coming from the ground not a balloon. >> he took these pictures shortly before the crash, tourists included citizens from japan, hong kong, britain and france. no americans were on board. >> we have new details from the vatican on the efforts to select a new pope. the dean of the college of cardinals will summon the cardinals on friday for the first meeting on monday march 4. at that meeting the cardinals will decide when they will hold a conclave to vote on the new pope. the vatican announced the current pope benedict will be called emeritus after he steps down. >> despite tensions between the united states and north korea former nba star rodman arrived this morning. he is in the communist country
with several globetrotters and a crew from a magazine planning to run a basketball camp for kids and play pickup games with the locals. it is for new tv show. the state department says it was not contacted about the trip. >> and our meteorologist, mike nicco in. >> a lot of sunshine. could not pass up this beautiful picture off the bay this morning, with warm spring-like temperatures. there is a small drawback: tree pollen will be out control. well find out when the next thing rain comes in and washes that out in the seven-day outlook. >> plus action new study on the power of sleep. how not getting enough can actually change your genes. >> first lady reveals the real source of president obama's gray hair and what she is telling robin roberts about life in the white house.
>> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> a startling new report showing more teenagers are dying
in car crashes. the numbers are eye popping. in the first six months of last year the delegate rate if teens jumped 20 percent nationwide. 240 teens were killed in crashes between january and june according to the governor's highway safety association. 16 and 17-year-olds were involved in the most fatal accidents. federal data if the entire year is available later this year. >> new this morning, consumer reports has just released the list of top-rated vehicles, lexus is tops with overall score of 79 for excellence. subaru and mazda did well with 76. toyota is at 74. the scores are out of 100. consumer reports credits the high ratings to good handling, fuel efficiency and relatively affordable prices. michael finney will have a comprehensive look ahead on abc7 news at 4:00. >> a study may have you going to bed earlier tonight. researchers at a british university have found your genes are actually altered when you do
not get enough sleep. they tested those that got a week of 10 hours of sleep and those that got less than 6. body chemistry changed affecting immune system and heart health. researches say this could lead to a drug to counter the negative effects of sleep deprivation. >> and a san rafael substitute teacher inherited gold from a reclusive relative. the 69-year-old died last summer and crews discovered thousands of gold coins worth nearly $7.5 million. a search determined that a woman from san rafael was his only heir and today 135 pounds of gold are auctioned off to cover state tacks and fees and the rest goes to this person.
>> pretty penny! >> $1,700 an ounce for gold. it gives you an idea. holy cow. >> now, some sunshine. we have a wealth of that. it is free. absolutely. we will look outside and show you what is going on in kansas city, one of the many buildings collapsed by the second heavy snow fall in five days. many school districts in kansas city have canceled classes with prediction of 8" to 24". in oklahoma, white out conditions have slowed out clearing of the roads. it is too much snow to be moved at one time. live doppler 7 hd shows how quiet it is it is dry outside. now, showing you what is going on as far as up north, here is the next system moving to the north, you and see barely aniry -- any radar returns.
iowa, and chicago, there are numerous delays and also, midway, and strong storms in the mid-atlantic to florida. back here it is like spring. san jose, this morning, temperatures near the sunshine, at 58 degrees, and 59 in oakland, and only 53 in san francisco, and check out pleasanton at 64, palo alto at 61, mill valley at 63 degrees, and a beautiful shot from mount tamalpais, back toward san francisco, you see all of the sunshine and a little haze, not a spare the air day and napa 61, and fairfield at 60 and concord at 59 degrees. a delightful time to be outside if you can handle the pollen from the trees. warming trend begins today and that much of lead to -- that will lead to milder nights. you do not need the heater so much. spring warmth by the end of the week. wait until you see the seven-day outlook. we are four degrees warmer in livermore and napa at 67 and 68.
oakland and redwood city, 64 and 65, two degrees warmer. san jose at 6 is where they should be. you can see the storm track to the north the jet stream is very progressive and it is sometime keeping everything to the north because of the area of high pressure right here with the clockwise slow staring everything into canada and it drops into the midwest so they have been having to deal with the cold winter air that we are completely missing out on. 66 in san jose and you are not the only one with that today, morgan hill, gilroy, santa clara, los gatos, santa cruz at 68 degrees on the board walk. 63 to 65 on the peninsula as you head to the coast today it is brisk with temperature in the mid-to-upper 50's and low 60's in downtown and south san francisco and same in bodega bay, brisk and mid-to-upper 50's and ten degrees warmer in the
north bay and 63 and 64 and 65 degrees on the east bay shore, and san ramon is cooler than everyone else and you get a breeze that comes up the canyon from the bay and that keeps you cooler, and everyone else is going to be in the mid-to-upper 60's. tonight, check out the temperatures, we are back in the mid-to-upper 30's inland, and frost is less likely and the air mass is so dry under a clear or mostly clear skies we don't have any fog forming in the north bay valley. low 40's around the bay shore and san francisco is about 43 degrees. here is the seven-day outlook, talking about temperatures that will jump to near 70 by thursday and we will be in the low-to-mid 70's as the warmth peaks on friday and warm on saturday and sunday and monday upper 60's inland where above average weather with no rain, no snow, possibly next tuesday and wednesday. >> we will hook -- look forward
to that. >> first lady michelle obama says the country is seeing real movement on the topic of childhood obesity. she spoke exclusively with "good morning america" host robin roberts and she is set to embark on a national tour this week to promote her "let's move" initiative and spoke to problem britain about life in the white house including how the president is handling teenage daughter. >> there is nothing like 9 look on his face when she dresses up for a party and she is headed out and he walks past, you can see his face drop a little bit. he is a little gray. people think the gray is from his job, it is great his children. so we will see how that goes. >> parents would believe that. well hear more from the first lady this week when she launches a new initiative involving access to healthy recipes. great idea. still ahead, a talented teen
from oakland will be part of the cast of "dancing with the stars" this season and well show you who else will compete this season. >> today on "katie" we are taking a look inside the world of trans john december youth girls and boys as young as six who feel they were born in the wrong bodies later today on
>> today at 3:00 on "katie" trans gender children and their parents, and drivers have seen a record jump in gas prices and now it could be more painful. on abc7 at 5:00, martha stewart back to court. she is at the center of a fight over which retailer gets to
carry her home goods. >> dust off the dancing shoes, the cast of "dancing with the stars" was revealed this morning and the season includes everyone from a super bowl stud to a teen queen from the bay area. >> say hello to teen acting, singing and dancing star zendeya! >> that young lady is from oakland, and the star of a comedy "shake it up" on disney. it includes real housewives of beverly hills star, and comic andy dirk, and a boxer, and baltimore ravens wide receiver, wide receiver, jones, and football players have done well. the son kicks off on monday, march 18. >> see how that goes. >> interesting. >> that does it for us.
[dramatic music] ♪ >> hello. >> hey, you. welcome. welcome. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. today's first contestant has been a nurse for 25 years and spends every lunch break watching millionaire with her fellow nurses. from havertown, pennsylvania, please welcome kelley straub. nice to see you, kelley. >> hi. >> so you get together in the common room, then, at the hospital, or... >> at the cath lab. >> oh, okay. >> yes.
we take our break, you know, around millionaire, so we all get together and watch and sit there and play. i told them i if i ever got on, i would send a shout-out to the major university hospital that i work at in the cath lab for years. >> go ahead. >> so hey, girls. i'm finally here. >> [laughs] [cheers and applause] you sure are. you're not playing with just the television anymore. you are here, so let's see the money in your round 1. >> okay. >> computer, please randomize the dollar amounts. and now here are the categories to your questions. and, computer, please randomize the categories. everything is al and now that everything is all shuffled, are you ready? >> i'm ready. let's go. >> audience, you ready? [cheers and applause] then let's play millionaire. all right, kelley. here you go, sweetie. in a classic children's book, what character proves adept at a game ca at a game called poohsticks?